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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
are bombarding the town of zawiyah for a fourth straight day using artillery and tanks in the most violent assaults so far. the protestors he's targeting are well armed with tanks they've captured. i asked them, are you from al qaeda, as qaddafi says? >> (laughing) well, i believe the english people don't believe al qaeda is here. it is in afghanistan. >> reporter: there have been dozens of i.v.f. illian casualties doctors accusing qaddafi of war crimes. >> this is the result of a massacre by the qaddafi regime. >> they start shooting at me. >> reporter: doctors say they've been fired on by qaddafi's men with two medical assistants killed. >> why? what did we do. >> reporter: a drive through zawiyah shows how intensely qaddafi's forces are attacking, how desperate he is to end the resistance here. he says at most 100 people have been killed in the revolution so far. half of them his men. the opposition say in zawiyah and misrata alone more have been killed. >> ifill: and to the battles in the oil port of ras lanouf in the east. that's where opposition fighters regrouped a day after
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: a key official in moammar qaddafi's government defected today. the foreign minister, moussa koussa, sought refuge in london according to britain's foreign office. on the ground, the momentum shifted again in qaddafi's favor, as government troops reversed the gains rebels made just two days ago. opposition forces retreated east giving up the towns along the way and there were reports of some heading back to the rebel stronghold of benghazi. lindsey hilsum of "independent televison news" reports from the frontlines. >> reporter: the rebels set fire to one of colonel qaddafi's old tanks before fleeing ras lanuf. it must have been satisfying to watch it g
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Mar 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. pacific life-- the power to help you succeed. and by toyota. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: syria was gripped today by a sweeping display of opposition. it brought a deadly response. jeffrey brown has that story. >> brown: the syrian government declared today, "the situation is completely calm in all parts of the country." but amateur video from around the country posted on youtu and elsewhere told a very different story-- even, tonight, in a damascus bazaar. altogether, it marked a major escalation in the unrest, and the strongest challenge to the syrian regime in years. cell phone images from the city of daraa captured scenes of chaos as protesters ducked behind walls to escape being shot by soldiers. the
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> warner: thanks for joining us, sir. tell us, what is the situation right now? >> the situation in zawiya, the boys are in control of all the city since nine days ago. they took over the city and everything under control. >> warner: by the boys, do you mean the rebels? >> we are not rebels. we are not rebels. we don't want to be called rebels. we are revolutionary forces. >> warner: how hard is the government trying to retake your city? >> the last thursday there were a big invasion and 17 people were killed. more than 50 injured. that's a major assault from the forces of... and these forces of the boys of qaddafi. >> what happened last night? we heard they made another major assault. >> since that big assault the government forces seized the city from three sides. from the east, the west, and the south. and they're making our ambushes and assaults. there is killing, but we are under siege now. we are under siege. last night we were certain that if we don't give up they will bombard us by air force. so the reaction of the people, they come out of their homes, women and children and
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm EST
has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: this was another day of fierce fighting in libya. forces loyal to moammar qaddafi used tanks and sniper fire to press their assault on zawiyah, outside tripoli. doctors reported at least 40 people killed in the latest fighting. meanwhile, qaddafi again rejected any attempt at outside intervention. we have two reports from "independent television news," beginning with jonathan rugman, in tripoli. >> reporter: this was state television's sanitized version of zawiyah's outskirts today. peace and tranquility are returning after zawiyah was freed from al qaeda linked gangs, the channel said. a reporter interviewed qadd
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
deteriorates. and he didn't rule out the use of a no-fly zone over the country. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we get the latest on the fierce fighting in the oil city of brega and the exodus of refugees fleeing the violence. >> woodruff: plus, we talk to libya's ambassador to the united states, ali suleiman aujali who denounced moammar qaddafi last week. >> brown: then, as states battle public sector unions, we have a newsmaker interview with afl-cio chief, richard trumka. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the outcry over hikes in insurance premiums in california. >> the new higher health insurance rates for individuals have sparked protests and calls for the government to step in. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan examines mexico's deadly drug wars, as president felipe calderon visits the white house. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. >> oil companies make hu
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
gives us the latest from the supreme court, including today's 8-1 ruling upholding the free speech rights of protesters at military funerals. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the controversy surrounding dozens of no fishing zones off the coast of california. >> california is establishing dozens of protected areas in the ocean, but the problem is there aren't enough game wardens to enforce the rules. >> warner: and jeffrey brown talks to libyan-born u.s. poet khaled mattawa about life in libya under qaddafi and today's uprising. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >>
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Mar 21, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. it's in other places too. >> suarez: thanks for joining us, christopher boucek. >> thank you. >> lehrer: now, some perspective on the mideast turmoil from two former national security advisors. zbigniew brzezinski held that post for president carter. he's now a counselor at the center for strategic and international studies. and brent scowcroft had the same job during the george h.w. bush administration. he now has his own consulting firm. dr. brzezinski, are all of these events-- egypt, yemen, add in bahrain and syria as well as libya obviously-- are they all connected? >> they are, of course, all connected in a way. but also, of course, each of them has its own independent dimension. still i think we're dealing with a phenomenon which, if not handled correctly, can either plunge the region into increasing violence, disarray, or alternatively after a period of time begins to settle and evolve and stabilize. how we play and how our friends play and how the international community plays it and ultimately also how the arab league plays it is absolutely critically important. >>
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Mar 28, 2011 3:00pm PDT
are keen to move ahead just hoping for more allied air strikes. >> this would be a big help for us. it's very important. otherwise, you know, because the tanks are down there. so if it weren't for the tanks we would keep going. it would be more easier for us. >> reporter: they fan out searching for any of qaddafi's soldiers who might still be lurking, ready to fight. a few yards to the side of the road in the desert, a rebel shows me the identity card of a qaddafi stoldier he says they captured. as in the midst of this we came across two from manchester trying to get to miss rat a where their family is stranded. >> trying to get in contact with my mom and dad and everybody else. what are you going to do? you have to find out what's going on. i carry no arms. like everybody else. just go with the flow. >> reporter: misrata is still in qaddafi's hands. they've heard nothing from friends or family for more than three weeks. >> i have friends of mine. >> reporter: one family's story among thousands. in a country full of uncertainty where no one can be sure what the next day will bring.
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
injured. they brought us here to show us the damage. we're in the inner sanctum of the leader's compound. they say this is all the evidence they need to show that the coalition is trying to kill qaddafi. britain's minister of defense told channel 4 news that today what hit this building was a tomahawk cruise missile fired from a british submarine. the building was believed to have contained military communications equipment making it, a legitimate target. qaddafi's famous bed win tent where he works and entertains his visitors was just over 100 meters from the blast site. the leader's whereabouts are presently unknown. just over 100 miles from tripoli, qaddafi's forces are still reported to be besieging the contested city of misrata. no fresh footage has emerged today. but the residents claim his troops are using civilians as human shields and firing on unarmed civilians too. this despite government affirmations that it's stick to go the cease-fire. coalition warplanes will right now be readying for their third night of raids on libya. the leader himself has not been seen or hea
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Mar 11, 2011 3:00pm PST
years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. pacific life-- the power to help you succeed. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan unleashed a devastating tsunami today. the quake-- magnitude 8.9-- struck less than 100 miles offshore. it sent a wall of water crashing into sendai and other towns. japanese news reports said the death toll could exceed 1,000. the quake hit at 2:46 in the afternoon, local time, and within minutes, tsunami waves blasted ashore. a surge that measured 23 feet tall crushed homes, factories, cars and ships in a rush of destruction that carried burning buildings and everything else. huge walls of water crashed over sea walls, roads and port facilities. the raging tide tossed fishing boats
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Mar 23, 2011 3:00pm PDT
. >> lehrer: and former senators gary hart and norm coleman assess president obama's decision to use u.s. military power in libya. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
anti-khadaffi graffiti but by this afternoon it was back. >> what the people here are telling us is that the man they're burying was shot in the head during demonstrations on friday and he died of his wounds last night. his funeral is evidence of the revolt against colonel khadaffi being within the city of tripoli itself, within the capital. what people are telling us is that they want the international community to do something to help them. they say colonel khadaffi is crazy. they don't know what he's going to do next. they're worried he will kill and kill and kill just to save his regime. >> he doesn't care how many people he'll kill. just himself. he wants himself and control of libya. >> reporter: it seems more justified by these pictures of the colonel's son clutching an assault rifle. the video is believed to have been recorded yesterday. mr. khadaffi is on top of a vehicle and rallying his supporters. the government is handing out not weapons but money. $400 a family. what one man called khadaffi's last roll of the dice to keep his people on side. the support for the colonel
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
nuclear plant used water cannons, heavy duty fire hoses, and military helicopters in an effort to cool down overheating fuel rods, but it's not clear that anything has worked. president obama said today there was no risk to any u.s. territory from the reactors. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the containment operations, the ongoing exodus of people from areas close to the reactors, and new footage from when the tsunami struck six days ago. >> woodruff: and amid signs of both resilience and confusion, we look at japan's political culture in response to the disaster. >> brown: then, ray suarez has an update on libya, as the u.n. moves to a vote on establishing a no-fly zone over the country. >> woodruff: margaret warner talks to irish prime minister enda kenny about the celtic tiger's struggle to kick-start it's economy. >> brown: and tom bearden reports on a project to use private satellites to help stop genocide. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour h
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm PST
receiving the enforcements and are using the appropriate tactics. it's basically hit-and-run. >> reporter: libyans state tv showed pictures of colonel ka qaddafi's forces about 50 miles from where we are. the rebels were pushed back from there on sunday. captured prisoners were displayed, counted to the geneva convention. rebels have told me that qaddafi's forces seized several wounded fighters. we also met a prisoner held by rebels in the town. we won't show his face. the rebels said he was from colonel qaddafi's tribe. he said his commanders told him foreigners were attacking ras lanouf. he thought he had just been sent there on guard duty. he was being held in a government building where some rebel army commanders were staying. >> if qaddafi, the war will end. if not, we will continue until we get to tripoli. all the libyans are with us. if we win, we'll go on to the capital. >> reporter: not much interest here in negotiations. despite today's reports of contacts between the council in benghazi and qaddafi's people. more families were leaving today heading east to relative safety. and
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Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
obama said buckles' life "reminds us of the true meaning of patriotism." those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: the threat of a government shutdown appears to have eased for now as a republican-backed proposal picked up some democratic support. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman has our update. >> reporter: with current funding for federal operations set to run out at midnight friday, congressional leaders seemed to be coalescing around a short term measure that would avert a shutdown. the proposal released friday by house republicans would keep the government running another two weeks but would cut $4 billion in spending. including $2.7 billion from nearly 50 earmarks spending directed by lawmakers to home state projects. $650 million in federal highway funds and $368 million spread across four department of education programs. congressional democrats initially balked at the new republican proposal, but some warmed to it once it became clear reductions would come from cuts already included in president obama's budget for the coming yea
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Mar 29, 2011 3:00pm PDT
walks us through today's supreme court arguments in a huge class action suit against wal-mart. >> woodruff: we update the nuclear crisis in japan, as the prime minister says his country is on "maximum alert." >> ifill: miles o'brien reports from the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, the chernobyl power plant, where, decades later, radiation levels are still higher than normal. >> 25 years after the accident here, scientists are still trying to piece together its full impact. in the wake of events in japan there's new focus on their work. >> woodruff: and ray suarez interviews housing analyst robert shiller about new evidence of falling home prices in cities across the nation. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> oil companies have changed my country. >> oil companies can make a difference. >> we have the chance to build the economy. >> create jobs, keep people healthy and improve schools. >> .and our communities. >> in angola chevron helps train engineers, teachers and farmers; launch child's programs. it
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
shake. but he wants to tell us the demonstrations we've been brought to witness are a sham. tell me what the real tripoli is. >> the real tripoli is against the regime. >> reporter: this is misrata, the last city in the west in rebel hands, seen now of a bloody last stand. the hospitals are full. the city is being shelled. its citizens picked off by snipers. and these are the bodies of four children from the same family. it's impossible to bury... verify any of the horrors taking place here but this is what one local doctor told us. >> and they shoot the porch, two boys and two girls are shot. you know? you couldn't look, you couldn't see. you know. i couldn't even look to them. >> reporter: qaddafi's defenses are proving no match for the western military power but his regime still stands. it is still lethal. >> ifill: the day also brought the first loss by u.s. forces since the libya campaign began saturday. a u.s. attack plane went down last night outside benghazi. the u.s. military blamed mechanical failure, not hostile fire. both crewmen were picked up safe and sound, but, in th
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: japan's nuclear crisis deepened today, as radiation levels jumped at a badly damaged nuclear plant. and for millions who survived last week's earthquake and tsunami, winter storms added misery to nuclear fears and the struggle for food, water and basic comforts. we have a series of reports from "independent television news," beginning with alex thomson, who traveled today to the town of kamaishi. >> reporter: army aid convoys heading east over the central mountains into the quake zone this morning. several japanese have asked me what have we done to deserve an historically powerful earthquake this vast tsunami damage and now the bliz archdiocese?" with officia
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Mar 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. pacific life. and by toyota. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the u.s. and other powers made ready today to enforce a no-fly zone and other measures in libya. president obama said the world would not be deterred by moammar qaddafi's claims of a cease-fire. the president spoke in the east room of the white house this afternoon after conferring with congressional leaders. >> let me be clear-- these terms are not negotiable. these terms are not subject to negotiation. if qaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> suarez: the terms include stopping the advance to benghazi and pulling back from t
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Mar 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
on shore. >> from green priests -- from greenpeace, thank you very much for talking with us. >> thank you. >> despite the earthquake and tsunami, many are still being held in emergency accommodations. mainly elderly are staying in what is reported as being under he did, overcrowded shelters -- under heated and overcrowded shelters. they do not have access to hot water, so it has been weeks since some have bathed. a direct impact on politics right here in germany. chancellor angela merkel's christian democrats lost control of the most prosperous state in a weekend election.p+ in baden-wurttemberg, they handed control their for the first time to the green party. >> the party's victory is a big victory for them. >> for us, it means we are strengthened, but it also means we find ourselves in an entirely new situation in baden- wurttemberg. instead of being the smaller government party, we are the party that supplies the state premier, and that comes with a high level of responsibility. >> this is a state where the conservative christian democrats have governed for almost six decades. pres
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. others waited patiently as medical teams in head-to-toe protective suits used geiger counters and hand held scanners to check for radiation. nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated to temporary shelters. >> the town's response was way too slow. that's why things have ended up this way. >> they said it was safe and there was nothing to worry about. i trusted them completely. >> ifill: off shore the aircraft carrier u.s.s. ronald reagan moved farther out to sea after three of its helicopters flew into a low- level radiation plume 60 miles from the coast. but even without the radiation worries, there are still growing concerns over shortages of water, food, and power. closer to the quake's epicenter, grocery stores remained shut. >> family and friends are all gathered together in one house. now we're running out of food so i'm starting to worry. >> ifill: there were long orderly lines to red cross water tankers to dispense drinking water while lines for gasoline stretched city blocks. the stations that still had supplies were limiting drivers to the equivalent of $2 worth of fuel. finan
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
that this is ok for us to conduct business in this fashion, you'd have to be living on a different planet. >> lehrer: the measure now goes to walker who says he'll sign it as soon as he can, legally. and to frederica freyberg of wisconsin public television. is there any word on when the governor is is actually going to sign the bill. >> we just left his office this afternoon, and he said he's not signing it tonight but leaves open the door that he may well sign it tomorrow. he said as soon as possible. >> lehrer: what was this simple procedure move that was used last night by the senate? >> well, what the senate did was they called a conference committee of six members of the senate and the assembly. only one was a democrat, that being in the assembly. and this conference committee then passed this amended vegz version of this bill, and under this conference committee, they were able to pass it over the objections of that democrat, and then send it directly to the senate floor. and they said they were able to do this because they were in special session and had good cause. now the
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm PDT
specially trained pilots and special munitions to do that. so there's a mechanism that we could use to protect those civilians who are being impacted by those forces. >> mr. wehrey what's your reaction about doing just that about bombing in urban areas? >> well, again, these air ground teams could result in a greater degree of precision that would avoid precisely that danger. but again, this goes back to the question -- i mean that's a tactical solution. the larger issue about bringing about his downfall has to take into account that there is a vacant support in tripoli among the tribes, among his sons. key units commanded by his sons that will likely fight to the bitter end. so simply puting in the ground teams i don't think removes those obstacles to his ground downfall, and the second point is the sort of government that will follow him, and are we taking steps to create an arena for the opposition to come together to hammer out their differences to organize themselves for legitimate leadership to emerge as we did at the conference >> brown: let me ask you, general jeanne, we heard
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Mar 31, 2011 3:00pm PDT
groups were likely to use that situation to their advantage. >> if we're not dealing with cohesive group, are you concerned al queda will take advantage of leadership vacuum? >> i think that in libya that would be very unlikely. >> brown: gates did suggest though that the rebels could benefit from outside help. >> what opposition needs as much as anything is training, command and control and some organization. it's pretty much a pick-up ball game at this point. many countries can provide assistance. >> brown: for his part, admiral mullen said that coalition strikes have taken a toll on qaddafi's forces, but not necessarily a fatal one. >> we have degraded his military capabilities, attired forces to 20% to 25% level. that doesn't mean he's about to break from a military standpoint because that's not the case. >> brown: many at the hearing wanted to know how long the military action might last and when and whether the policy goal of removing qaddafi from power could be achieved. again, secretary gates: >> i think that one thing that may make a difference in how long it takes for thi
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